Always aware of the failures of those outside of our walls, we have ignored the many impediments hindering our own vision.
The reason we are so fearful of our sin, the reason we are so hesitant to acknowledge it, is because we are so used to it. We’ve become so accustomed to living a life of sinful patterns that, even though we may pay lip service to wanting to be holy, the fear of letting go of our sinful nature is overwhelming.
Advent is a time and a space for us to prepare for the coming of so many things – Christmas parties, family members, and the new year ahead – but if we are not rooted and fixed on the person of Jesus coming into the world, the chaos that reigns in the month of December threatens to swallow us whole.
Knowing that God will keep his promises sustained David. And knowing that God will keeps his promises, both to destroy and to save, sustains us.
As you thirst in a dry and parched land for something to give life and hope instead of sadness, worry, and despair—run to Christ.
Scripture is a living witness to that covenant family, full of the colorful stories of faith and failure and quirky personalities that characterize God's people.